AMD Launches for Threadripper and Radeon RX Vega

AMD got up on stage at Computex just now and went over what is to come in terms of its news EPYC, Threadripper, Radeon Instinct, and Radeon RX Vega GPUs. We got given a little bit of read meat, but most of what came from AMD left us a bit disappointed in terms of real information. Stringing us along, and we are still eating it up....

AMD at Computex 2017 Announcements

First and foremost AMD promised to deliver Radeon RX Vega GPUs in late July at the Siggraph show. Siggraph runs through August 3rd, so I am not sure we are going to see that as a hard launch, but we can be hopeful. Threadripper HEDT CPUs were promised as "this summer."

Threadripper CPUs were outlined to have "up to" 16-C/32T, 64 lanes of PCIe 3.0 IO, Quad Channel DDR, and of course use the X399 chipset platform. All Threadripper variants are going to pack 64 PCIe lanes, so that is certainly good news.

Beyond that, EPYC enterprise CPUs were given a Jun 20, 2017 hard launch date, and Radeon Instinct Vega "Redeon Vega Frontier Edition" workstation/enterprise GPUs were given a hard launch date of June 27th.

Mobile notebooks for Ryzen and RX 580 mobile parts were shown off from Acer and ASUS.

AMD did show off its new mobile Zen 4C/8T and Vega in a working notebook on stage as seen below.

I did not pull all the slide in the presentation, but I did pull the ones that I thought were of the most interest to HardOCP readers.

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The AMD EPYC enterprise CPU was once again showcased with a solid date on buying availability, June 20th.

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And again we saw the talk about Radeon Instinct and EPYC working together in the datacenter.

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A recap of the Ryzen 7, 5, and 3 were covered as well as performance slides.

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Mobile Ryzen was capped off with ASUS' new Strix GL702ZC 8 core ROG gaming laptop.

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We got to seen new ZEN/Vega APUs in live action as well as a look at the chip itself.

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AMD Threadripper was given a bit more exposure, with AMD being soft on a launch date. As you would have guessed, it is about twice as fast at rending in Blender than its Ryzen 7 sibling.

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While I think we were all hoping for a much strong Radeon RX Vega video card reveal, all we got was demos of a 4 card Radeon Instinct look at rendering on a Threadripper machine, and look at Radeon RX Vega "CrossFire" running Prey at 4K.

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